You called me, Picture

-- my dear murderer?

Um. A random idea had come into my head in the form of humanized inugami*.

Inugami = a dog god from Japanese mythology. Inugami can be conjured due a complex and cruel ceremony: A common pet dog must be buried up to his neck, only the head remains free. Then a bowl with food or water must be placed close but in unreachable distance before the snout of the dog. Several days after that, when the dog is about to perish and tortured by hallucinations, his head must be severed and buried beneath a noisy street. After a certain time, head and body must be placed in a well prepared shrine. Inugami are evoked for criminal activities, such as murdering, kidnapping and mutilation of the victims. If the evoker is perfectly trained, he can order his Inugami to possess humans and manipulate them. The victim is often forced to kill itself or other peoples, or to act like being lunatic. But Inugami are also said to be very dangerous for the evoker himself: since the Inugami´s soul is blinded by its desire for revenge and its unstoppable rage, the Inugami can quickly escape the master´s control and kill his own evoker. (Wikipedia)

Thus, if you look carefully, there are several things that would point the smoking person towards the characteristics of that killed dog. I might or might not draw of him more, but as an OC of mine, I call him Yurei (ghost in Japanese) since he doesn't actually tell of anyone his own name, much less his 'murderer/summoner' and he's quite practically a ghost to me, rather than a 'dog god'. He doesn't exactly use ghosts' white clothing and all other things ghosts have, though.
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